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DZ3406 - Muscovite
Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.4 cm
$ 150.00

Under normal circumstances, this pegmatite specimen would not be particularly noteworthy, however, this piece was collected by Ed Over. Several euhedral muscovite books stand upright on a matrix of microcline and albite.

collected by Ed Over

 


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Muscovite from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3406a.jpg] Muscovite from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3406b.jpg] Muscovite from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3406c.jpg]




DZ3405 - Acanthite on Polybasite
Level 407, San Juan de Reyas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.9 x 3.9 cm
$ 750.00

Lustrous intergrown cubes of acanthite with chalcopyrite on a matrix of intergrown polybasite crystals.


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Acanthite on Polybasite from Level 407, San Juan de Reyas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3405a.jpg] Acanthite on Polybasite from Level 407, San Juan de Reyas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3405b.jpg]




DZ3407 - Rutile on Quartz
Binnenthal, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 250.00

An 11mm doubly terminated rutile crystal in quartz.


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Rutile on Quartz from Binnenthal, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3407a.jpg] Rutile on Quartz from Binnenthal, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3407b.jpg]




DZ3410 - Scheelite on Muscovite
Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China
cabinet - 13.3 x 8.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 900.00

Two gemmy orange mostly transparent scheelites on a flat plate of muscovite.


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3410a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3410b.jpg]




DZ5007 - Topaz
Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
$ 50.00

Cute little topaz thumbnail on a red iron stained matrix of albite and microcline. The topaz is transparent and highly lustrous with interesting growth patterns.


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Topaz from Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5007a.jpg] Topaz from Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5007b.jpg] Topaz from Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5007c.jpg]




DZ5003 - Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz
Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar
cabinet - 9.6 x 5.6 x 5.4 cm
$ 450.00

Quartz scepter with the head having both smoky and amethyst zones. Atypical of this location, this is actually a matrix piece with microcline and quartz in the matrix.


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Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz from Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ5003a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz from Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ5003b.jpg]




DZ5001 - Quartz
Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.9 x 7.0 cm
$ 400.00

Two fadens at nearly right angles are perched on a thin flake of quartz matrix. You see a lot of fadens on the market in the last several years, yet matrix peices are still somewhat rare.


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Quartz from Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5001a.jpg] Quartz from Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5001b.jpg]




DZ5002 - Molybdenite
Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA
cabinet - 11.7 x 6.2 x 5.5 cm
$ 2500.00

This is a truly exceptional molybdenite specimen. Molybdenites usually form without pyramidal terminations (basal pinachoid). This specimen has two crystals; one of which is doubly terminated as a bipyramidal crystal, while the other has a pyramid termination on one side with the other side hidden beneath the quartz matrix. This specimen came from the Mike Groben collection. He aquired it in 1961 via exchange with Ed McDole. Its a great specimen with great provenance.

ex Mike Groben collection.


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Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002a.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002b.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002c.jpg]




DZ5004 - Malachite peudo after Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
$ 200.00

A nice rose of azurite crystals with near total pseudomorphism to malachite.


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Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004a.jpg] Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004b.jpg] Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004c.jpg]




DZ0302 - Barite
Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
$ 450.00

Beautiful golden barite crystals with nice tabular form. The crystals are zoned with a darker band near the outside edge of the crystals which enhances the golden color.


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Barite from Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0302a.jpg] Barite from Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0302b.jpg]




DZ0303 - Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.1 x 4.6 cm
$ 125.00

A complex group of rhombohedral calcites that are nearly in optical continuity. There is iron stain on preferential faces giving a slight pink hue to the crystals. They are perched on a dolomite crystal matrix with a little bit of duftite for contrast.


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Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ0303a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ0303b.jpg]




DZ0308 - Pyrite on Quartz
Spruce Claim, King County, Washington
small cabinet - 8.8 x 5.6 x 5.5 cm
$ 500.00

For those of you familiar with this locality, you will know how rare it is to get a complete cube that is not fractured or cracked. This is an exemplary specimen from the locality.


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Pyrite on Quartz from Spruce Claim, King County, Washington [db_pics/zowater/DZ0308a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Spruce Claim, King County, Washington [db_pics/zowater/DZ0308b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Spruce Claim, King County, Washington [db_pics/zowater/DZ0308c.jpg]




DZ0305 - Stannite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm
$ 1500.00

A nice group of nearly complete tetrahedrons of stannite perched on a clear quartz crystals.


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Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ0305a.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ0305b.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ0305c.jpg]




DZ1612 - Silver
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 2.9 x 0.5 cm
$ 850.00

A wonderfully stout silver wire with great striations and patina. The wire is 1cm wide in places but naturally flattened being only .3cm thick.


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Silver from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1612a.jpg] Silver from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1612b.jpg]




DZ1610 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
$ 200.00

A large single twinned cassiterite crystal with an unusual slightly flattened quartz crystal protruding from the base.


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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1610a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1610b.jpg]


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